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Bomb threat tweets cause AA plane to be diverted


KTCT 11 Fort Worth - (Arizona) An American Airlines fight en route to San Diego from Dallas was diverted to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport August 24 due to a security-related issue when a hacker group called Lizard Squad tweeted to the airline about reports of an explosive onboard. The 185 passengers and crewmembers on board were evacuated off the plane as federal authorities investigated and determined the aircraft was clear.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:21:28